UPDATE: Here is a link to the actual Forbes article, which provides more detail. The Big XII comes in 5th at $262,000,000. Wondering about the Big East? Try $94,000,000.
According to Forbes, the ACC has more revenue than the SEC. The article ACC beat out the SEC in terms of revenue by several percent, allowing the ACC to snag the #3 spot in the conference rankings. The Big 10 was #1, with the Pac 12 finishing second.
That being said, file this article under “FWIW,” with the “worth” being “not so much.” After all, the Big XII seemed to be omitted.
It is also difficult to understand how the Big 10′s revenue of $310,000,000, could be only slightly more than the ACC’s revenue of $293,000,000. While the article mentions “estimates,” it is unclear what possible estimate could lead to this calculation. The Pac-12 was listed as having $303,000,000 in revenue, while the SEC trailed all conferences at $270,000,000. Of course, the SEC is due to renegotiate its television deal soon, which will result in an increase.
What do you think? Are these numbers legit?